Growing Conditions

1994 vintage originated from a cold winter with abundant snow which led to a stable spring and no water shortage for irrigation during late spring and summer. Early summer temperatures were relatively lower than usual, leading to a phenological ripening in perfect synchronization to the physiological cycle. In Vistalba and its higher altitude, good temperature amplitude and no precipitations led to a long ripening season leading to excellent sanitary conditions and very structured and concentrated wines.

Aging

French oak casks of neutral wood. Two casks of 2.200 were selected for the blend.

Harvest

All grapes were harvested manually and selected at the vineyard itself, transported in small 20kg cases to the winery and immediately crushed.

Bottling

Blended and bottled by October 2001.